With the warmer weather we’ve been having lately (today’s forecasted rain notwithstanding), most craft beer drinkers are in the mood for something a bit lighter and/or hoppier. With Summer just over two weeks away, there are lots of Summer Seasonal beers returning to fulfill those cravings. Two such returning beers are Hochzeit Pilsner and Beaktweaker Citrus IPA, both from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor).
Hochzeit is a traditional Plisner, brewed with Czech malt and Domestic and European hops for a clean and crisp taste. Beaktweaker is a Citrus IPA that boasts bold citrus flavors, and is brewed with black lemon, orange peel and lemon peel. Both of theses beers are great options for those warm Summer days ahead and both are arriving this month.
Here is some more information about both of these beers from Black Raven Brewing Company:
The Hochzeit Pilsner is Black Raven’s summer seasonal lager. Brewed each year in limited quantity, this clean and crisp lager is the perfect summer treat. Brewed with traditional Czech grown and malted barley for an authentic European malt flavor. Domestic and European hops provide a balanced hop bitterness and flavor. Hochzeit Pilsner will arrive next Tuesday, June 14th and is a taproom only release (growler fills available).
Summer is nearly here and that means that its time for the return of our legendary Beaktweaker Citrus IPA. Nothing will beak your tweak like a tweaked beak… or maybe it’s the other way around. Grammar is not important here, it’s the beer that’s important. With notes of citrus peel balanced with a flockful of hops, Beaktweaker is a ray of summer sunshine!About the beer:Built on a firm base of barley and rye malts, the BeakTweaker features bold citrus flavors and aromatics. A firm bitterness combines with citrus hop characteristics accented by the addition of black lemon, orange peel and lemon peel. Featuring 2-Row Barley and Rye Malts with Nugget, Citra, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 77Beaktweaker is the summer release in our Blackfeather Series which includes Kitty Kat Blues Pale Ale, Flock Party Anniversary Pale, and Festivus Holiday Pale Ale. Stop by the Black Raven Brewing Taproom in Redmond, WA on Saturday, June 18th starting at Noon and be the first to hoist a pint of Beaktweaker Citrus IPA. Pickup a 22oz bottle or a Growler to enjoy over the weekend. Available June 18th through October at select retailers across Washington and Alaska.About Black Raven Brewing:Black Raven is an award winning brewery founded by Beaux Bowman and Kathryn Gillespie in 2009 in Redmond, WA where it operates a 15-barrel brewery as well as a taproom. Head Brewer Beaux Bowman’s goal is simple: build a brewery that not only crafted beer that he wants to drink, but also be a brewery that he wants to work in. Current distribution is limited to Washington state. Signature beers include Trickster IPA, Coco Jones Coconut Porter, Second Sight Scottish Ale, as well as seasonal favorites such as Kitty Kat Blues Pale Ale and Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout.
If you’re a Pilsner fan, get out to Black Raven next Tuesday for the release of Hochzeit on tap, and don’t forget to bring a growler or two. If you’re more of a citrus IPA fan, then plan on heading to Black Raven next Saturday the 18th to have some Beaktweaker on tap and take a few 22oz bottles to go for your Summertime activities.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.